Landcare Australia worked closely with a variety of community groups to deliver this project including the Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation who was engaged to collect and process local seeds. The local school and community also got involved in tube stock planting days, where 3,000 Sheoak tube stocks were planted.
Drooping Sheoak Grassy Woodlands have been declining in South Australia for several decades and are listed as rare in South Australia. This project is helping to reverse that trend while also providing an important habitat for many other endangered Aussie species.
The planning, logistics, and materials required for delivering a project of this scale were extensive, with Landcare Australia collecting 1,190 kilograms of seed and constructing a custom-built direct seeding machine for the calcareous soils found on the project site. In addition, Landcare Australia also deployed an integrated pest management strategy which adopted a regional approach to addressing the various invasive species that were deemed a threat to the project’s success.
Landcare Australia worked closely with local farmers, community groups, State Government agencies, and Aboriginal corporations to successfully deliver this large-scale restoration project.